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CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
president obama first asked me to do this job we had a lot of work ahead of us. we were facing the greatest economic crisis in over a generation and our infrastructure was in desperate need of repair but president obama had a vision. a vision of an america built to last. over the last four years we have made unprecedented investments in our nation's transportation system. i have personally visited over 200 cities in america. meeting with local leaders and delivering on what they have told us they needed. we've put people to work on our roads, on our bridges, on our rails in communities big and small. i have visited every state and 15 countries. and i think as a result of the work that we've done that our team has done, with many of you in this room as partners, we have made it easier to ride a bike, hop on a train, or catch a bus. in fact i'm thrilled to tell you about our new streamlined approach for the new starts competitive grant program. in 2010 we made a commitment and a promise to change the way we rated and evaluated capital transit projects so that more good ideas could get into th
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 8:30am EST
. the administration, the obama administration a few years ago when we were in the throes of trying to figure out what we were going to do about health care, they used to quote some data, that $70 billion in 2008 was spent on oncology drugs and somewhere between 20 and 25 billion had no impact on the patient. so if we were to spend three billion in these amazing test capabilities to pick the 25 billion that wasn't going to respond, you save the overall health care costs. so we really are looking at these game-changing technologies to improve the overall cost of care. the beauty of these is it really is the's tense of personalized -- the essence of personalized medicine. if we can more effectively take your dna and we can identify the nuances of your specific disease and get the right treatment to you sooner, we don't practice trial and r record medicine that's typically practiced in our community today, and you can read every analyst that analyzes the health care community will give you numbers all over the board. but it's hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on trial and error medicine. and more sp
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
conference at 2:30 eastern with live coverage on c-span. this is ahead of a speech president obama will give on immigration policy tomorrow in las vegas. and wanted to tell you a little bit more about some of the new members of the 113th congress from massachusetts. democratic elizabeth warren, who defeated incumbent senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit, and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just had little antennas that went up and told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence in that office, it'd be just a shame to waste it. >
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
. >> several live events to tell you about today on our companion network, c-span3. president obama, first lady michelle obama, vice president biden and his wife, jill biden, will attend the national prayer service at washington national cathedral at 9:45 a.m. eastern. at 1:30 p.m. eastern the house ways and means committee holds a hearing on debt and deficit reduction. examining the history of the debt limit, how past congresses have dealt with the him and whether the constitution provides options to the executive branch when the debt limit is reached. the house is expected to vote wednesday on increasing the nation's current debt limit of nearly $16.5 trillion. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. [applause] >> next, a discussion about gun violence and gun control measures. chicago mayor rahm emanuel was joined by ohio representative stephen latourette at an event hosted by the university of chicago's institute of politics. former nbc nightly news anchor tom brokaw moderated the discussion. it's about an hour
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
. for example, in april of 2012 john brennan asked to speak here to describe the legal -- around the obama administration drone program. the very thoughtful public discussion we had that day may have helped generate the administration simply be published counterterrorism playbook. we also hosted a national conversation last fall with cyber czar keith alexander, senator susan collins and anthony romero who is head of the aclu, and how to bring the public into the very difficult discussion on cyber. we addressed a range of issues and will cover some of this again today from privacy to the role of the department of homeland security. all of the participants in that national conversation, i know our secretary does, too, cyberattacks pose a potential catastrophic threat to u.s. infrastructure. i met janet napolitano of long ago. she knows what's coming. when she was a young associate in a phoenix law firm. she claims that she had a perm, but i have no memory. [laughter] since then she has been a u.s. attorney, ma attorney general of arizona, governor of arizona, first woman to chair the nationa
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
's clear that president obama, when he says we're going to bring people to justice, even if it takes some time, he means what he says. the fbi is conducting an investigation, what actions are taken will be determined in the future. >> what is the united states governments position? >> again, i'm not going to prejudge what the fbi determines. we know that there are al qaeda related organizations, as we saw from the pictures that were held up throughout the region, including eastern libya. we know people like we saw with the recent attacks in algeria likes to associate themselves with al qaeda, but we got to be careful about what that means. poor al qaeda has been severely the pleaded coming out of afghanistan and pakistan. what we're getting with now is jihadists who have been associate with al qaeda, with gains and socially very serious combat experience, coming back to the countries that are left in order to go wage jihad in central asia. so whether they call themselves al qaeda or boko haram or on sasha rearick, they are all part of the same global jihadists movement. there may be diffe
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
accommodation for transitioned. the goal of the obama administration and the international community is to effect some kind of orderly transition. now it's complicated by the fact that now a second envoy has been engaged after kofi annan's and our intense -- in intransigence. i've had personal conversations prior to being nominated as the secretary with the minister lavrov, which indicated a russian willingness to in fact see the president assad leaves, but they have a different sense of the timing and the manner of that. so, our hope, my hope would be that if confirmed, and when i get in there, to have an ability to take the temperature of these different players can get a sense of sort of where it is, but we have to increase, i think, the ability of the opposition -- strike that, we have to increase their readiness of the president assad to see the die is cast, the handwriting is on the wall to be able to make the judgment here but will save lives and hold the state together in a transition. >> thank you putative i might inclosing it is my view that these admirable diplomatic effor
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 9:00am EST
. mcconnell: president obama may have been vague on details in his inaugural speech on monday, but i'll give him this -- he couldn't have been clearer about the tone and the direction that he has in mind for the second term. gone is the post-partisan rhetoric that propelled him onto the national stage and into the white house. in its place an unabashedly left-wing appeal for more bureaucratic control and centralized power here in washington. on monday, we saw a president and a party that appeared to have shifted into reverse and jammed on the gas. for democrats in the obama age, the era of big government being over is officially over, and anybody who disagrees with their approach isn't just wrong. they're not just standing in the way of progress. they are malevolent. they are the bad guys. they are the ones who want to take food away from children. they want the old and the infirm to suffer. they want to choose between caring for the people who built this country, as the president put it on monday, and investing in those who will build our future. now, i don't know if the president r
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 9:00am EST
and led to catastrophic property loss. president obama declared them national disasters, and he actually came to colorado, joined me and the rest of the delegation to visit the scenes of destruction where over 300 homes were destroyed in colorado's second largest city. that is colorado springs. the initial impact and those initial scenes could pale in comparison to the threats these communities will face in the coming days, months and years. why is that so, mr. president? well, because once a mountain side is stripped of all its trees and foliage and the soil is burned down to bedrock there is nothing left to hold back the water and debris as it races downhill towards our communities in its path. without rehabilitation and restoration, the watersheds that provide municipal water are at risk from land side and erosion. in turn that could result in serious infrastructure damage, water supply destruction and even loss of life. stabilizing and protecting these communities' watersheds is simply the right thing to do. moreover -- and this is important -- taking action now is also fiscally resp
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
on retreat on fiscal policy. president obama has consistently said his refused to negotiate. his strategy is indicated republicans are backed up their threats to take the nation into default. the president spared on republicans. they blinked because they realized they didn't have the leverage they thought they would. this is the president's second big victory in a row coming after the new year's eve agreement that ended bush tax breaks for the wealthiest 2% of americans. gambling was the fault was never a sound plan. substantively we all know, markets now, this is though, americans know as playing with fire. politically it was a loser as well. americans had a bad taste in the mouth that could join christ in 2011. poll showed that the republicans back then it would have the him even more so. in recent weeks many conservative opinion makers have been warning republicans this is a losing fight. even senator cornyn was getting cold feet last week about the idea after initially sounding bullish about it. the house republican proposals a major concession in two ways. it takes the mere threat of
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
, senator barack obama was sitting in the room. he was committed to it as a senator and is still today. in all fairness, president george w. bush was outspoken in his support for immigration reform from the beginning. so i think we have clear presidential support. we have conversation last night with the president and featured he cheered us on anything with a sense of urgency. let's not let this all fall behind. >> he made it very clear that the major priority would be to move this forward in time is of the essence. well, we are moving forward and time is of the essence. >> [inaudible question] >> those details will involve a lot from these numbers it's the reason why i signed onto this and a very straightforward principle. it says we have to modernize our legal immigration system and we have to have a real enforcement mechanism to make sure that we are not here again in the future and we have to deal a way that is responsible and humane. we need to meet certain benchmarks and have access to the regular opportunity anyone else in the world would have. once you have that, you are three
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
mistakes made. but let's be absolutely clear. barack obama wasn't responsible for the benghazi attack any more than george w. bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks or ronald reagan was responsible for the attacks on dhaka marine barracks in beirut which killed over 200 marines and frankly whether was called a terrorist attack or not in the immediate aftermath as far as i am concerned is irrelevant. we just have to make sure if it never happens again savitt in the future of our people are protected. that is what i want to get out of all of this. so we commend you for accepting of the recommendations and welcome your commitment to begin implementing them by the time you leave the department. even before they submit its conclusions the department moved to address certain shortcomings in its proposal. the vast majority for this proposal would come through funds previously appropriated for the lower priority programs. and i hope congress will move without delay to give the department to transfer authority that it needs to start applying these changes. it is important to remember the securi
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
, president obama said -- quoting president obama, "stan matched his muscle with humili humility. he retired with 17 records. even as he missed a season in his prime to serve his country in the navy, he was the first player to make -- and again i'm still quoting president obama -- "he was the first person to make this, get this, $100,000 playing baseball. even more shocking," according to the president, "he asked for a pay cut when he didn't perform up to his own expectations." that ends the pay quote. i don't think that august bush gave him a pay cut -- that ends the quote. i don't think august bush gave him the pay cut but i have read the story where stan musial was holding out for a pay package somewhere in the mid-1990's and august bush jush who had bought the cardinals, called him into the office and said, i'm never going to pay you $90,000, whatever he was asking for. he said, i'm going to pay you $100,000 and you're going to be the first baseball player to make $100,000. stan musial played for the cardinals from 1941 to 1963, the only major league team he paid for. he entered the majo
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
to your concern. we start a new presidential term. one was the announcement of the obama campaign essentially going to transition to a not-for-profit to do the same thing that the campaign did. they did not produce the kind of results that the president would want to produce. seems to me he has doubled down on the strategy of the last four years. over the weekend one of the spokespeople for the president said that we -- our system really doesn't lend itself to solving problems. if the president of the united states has given up on the system, that is a bad sign. we need to work together. i did not hear a lot of that in the speech. i thought the speech yesterday was quite a bit to the left of a number of my democratic colleagues in the senate. we need to move toward solutions that can happen rather than talk about things that can't possibly be achieved if we are going to solve the problems the country faces. >> i think the greatest responsibility we have, certainly as does elected officials is to make certain that the american dream can be lived by those who follow us. in my view t
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